We know it's hard when your pet is missing. White River Humane Society provides the opportunity to reclaim your pet if it is brought into our shelter as a stray. All stray cats and dogs are held for a reclaim period of 5 days. Once the reclaim period is up, the animal becomes property of WRHS and the animal will then be available for adoption.
Proof of ownership must be provided to reclaim your pet which can include vet records, rabies certificate, proof of purchase, or microchip. This is to protect your pet from others falsely claiming your beloved pet as their own, or worse.
Reclaim Fees are as follows:
Reclaims may be completed at the shelter Monday-Saturday. Please call to speak with a manager at
812-279-2457. We are understaffed and may not be able to immediately answer the phone as we are likely assisting someone in person or on the other line. We appreciate your patience and ask that you please leave a message and/or try to call back.
WRHS can microchip cats or dogs for $15 by bringing your pet in (by appointment) with proof of ownership. Acceptable proof of ownership would be veterinary records, proof of purchase or a rabies certificate.
At this time, all dog adoptions include microchip service. Cats can be microchipped at the time of adoption, for only $8.00
We have had several pets come in that could have been reunited or returned home faster if the owner information was accurate and updated on the microchips. If you change your phone number, please contact the microchip manufacturer to update, or your veterinary office. If you had your pet microchipped through WRHS contact us and we can update your information on file.
Private Animal Cremation Service
Private animal cremation means that only one animal is placed in the cremation chamber, with the cremated remains returned to the family.
Non Return / Disposals
Non Return / Disposals are when the family does not wish to have the cremated remains returned to them.
The White River Humane Society sells trash bags year round to aid in shelter operating expenses. They are good quality trash bags and are available in three sizes.
13 gallon white kitchen trash bags 60 per roll
33 gallon trash bags 38 per roll
13 & 33 gallon are only $10 plus tax per roll
PLEASE HELP WITH THE OVER POPULATION of PIT & PIT MIXES in Lawrence County.
GREAT NEWS!! Thanks to Cathi Eagan and Pet Friendly Services of Indiana we have an opportunity for openings for citizens of Lawrence County with limited incomes to have their pit bulls or pit bull mixes spayed or neutered for a $10 co-pay. If interested please contact CATHI EAGAN with Canine Express Transport Project at 812-720-0005 (call or text) or send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org LIMITED openings left, sign up ASAP!
PROOF of participation on one of the following Public Assistant Programs is REQUIRED